Xansi, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Secunda
Place Published: Amsterdam
Date Published: 1630
Description: Map. This copper plate engraving with hand coloring shows Xansi Province with part of the Great Wall and many small cities. Image measures 15.5" x 18.75".
Comments: Classic regional map of Northern China with nice details if the Great Wall of China. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. Expert repair to center fold and lower left corner chipped. Priced as is.Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(-)
Book ID: 202070